Speck Klein's homemade Peppermint Schnapps recipe will make you lick your lips like a dog that just caught a whiff of a T-bone. (You thought I was going to say something else, didn't you?!)

Well here it is, Enjoy! (and share): My comments are in red.

10 cups of water

2 1/2 cups of sugar

Stir sugar into water as it is being heated to a boil (while drinking a beer)

After the mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes (while drinking another beer)

Cool mixture to room temperature (while drinking at least acouple mo' beers)

Stir in 1 pint of 190 proof grain alcohol (turn off the flame, it's very flammable) and peppermint extract.
Get two 1oz. bottles of extract and add according to taste starting with 1oz. (Rink smore beer)
I recommend an entire fifth of the grain alcohol (moonshine or Everclear) and 2 oz. of extract.

Here's a tip: If you or your helper have a sinus problem, stand near the pot when you pour the extract in. Your sinus problem will disappear for a while.

Now comes the hard part:

Put the stuff in bottles. (Have someone go get some more beer, you really shouldn't be driving by now and you will need the help pouring the mixture into bottles. Have a beer or two with your helper.)

Makes at least 3 quarts, so you will need two 1 quart bottles. I guess you will have to drink the rest of it.
I found it took 4 fifth bottles with just a little left over, but remember, I used a fifth of the grain alcohol.

Keep in cool place, kinda like the dog house that you will be in by now for getting so drunk!
It's best from the freezer. The grain alcohol is the anti-freeze.

Remember folks, "Enjoy in Moderation" ('bout a quart at a time)





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